Nyle Fort is a joint Ph.D. candidate in religion and interdisciplinary humanities with a concentration in African American studies. His dissertation, Amazing Grief: The Politics of African American Mourning, is a scholarly meditation on race, loss and American politics. Nyle is a recipient of the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship and Forum for Theological Exploration Fellowship. He holds a B.A. in English from Morehouse College and a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.